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Local News

  • Local man looks to beat gas prices with mini trucks

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Lynn Wimsatt is like most people in this area when it comes to the high gas prices these days. He’s tired of paying them, and he’s ready to find a new solution. Actually, he thinks he may have found a way to beat the gas prices. Now, he just needs to have it legalized.

  • Big changes on the way for Dominican Sisters

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine will be uniting with six other communities across the United States to form a new congregation of Dominican women. The as-yet unnamed new congregation will be official on Easter Sunday, Apr. 12, 2009.

    Although some administrative responsibilities will move from St. Catharine, the motherhouse and the sisters who call it home will still remain a vital part of Washington County’s Catholic community.

  • Community theater taking some big steps forward

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    It’s show time again in Springfield.

    The Central Kentucky Community Theater, Inc., is preparing to put on its second show, “Greater Tuna.” The show is following a very successful debut of “Nunsense,” and directors Scott and Jan Fatizzi are very excited about the future of the theater.

  • R6 program to leave Willisburg

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Following a string of events that have left some Willisburg residents concerned for their safety, a special meeting was held Monday to discuss the fears and concerns.

  • Longtime SCC professor Terry Ward dies at 63

    Special to The Sun

    Complications resulting from a heart procedure took the life of longtime St. Catharine College professor Terry Ward at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville on August 1st. Terry, 63, held numerous teaching positions and served on an untold number of committees during his 24 years of employment at St. Catharine.

    The funeral Mass for William Terry Ward was held Tuesday, August 4th at St. Augustine in Lebanon. Terry was a lifelong resident of Lebanon. He was formerly Director of Community Action in Marion County and City Administrator in Lebanon.

  • Clements' jury trial set for Sept. 9

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Washington County School Board member Pat Clements was back in court Monday for a pretrial hearing in the case charging him with violating the county’s social host ordinance.

    Judge Amy Sullivan Anderson said Clements is scheduled to return to court for another pretrial hearing on Monday, Sept. 8, and a jury trial is set for Tuesday, Sept. 9.

  • Burton new Patriots head coach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    J.T. Burton, a Washington County native and former head girls' basketball coach at Washington County High School, was named head coach of the St. Catharine College Patriots mens' basketball team on Aug. 11. Burton replaces Wade O’Connor, who recently left to become top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Western Carolina University. See related story on O'Connor in the Sports section.

  • Lincoln Park featured in national travel book

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Sandra Davis was browsing through a Louisville bookstore recently, searching for books about Kentucky and options for vacations around the commonwealth. She came across a book titled, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” As chair of Springfield’s newly formed tourism commission, Davis quickly started searching for any connection to Kentucky. What she found was even more surprising and exciting.

  • St. Catharine breaks ground on new dorm

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    St. Catharine College broke ground on a new student dormitory on Aug. 11. The addition, estimated to cost $4.8 million, will provide housing for 74 students, plus include meeting rooms, lounge areas, a kitchen and a multi-purpose lobby. The resident director will have a two-bedroom apartment on site.

    “We’re very excited about the new dormitory,” said SCC president William Huston. “That will basically accommodate what we know we have this year.”

  • Willisburg break-ins concern residents

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Several Willisburg residents are living in fear in their own homes, and they are tired of it.

    Following a recent break-in attempt and at least three arrests of men from the Isaiah House/R6 Mentoring programs housed at the old Willisburg school, some residents say they are tired of living in fear.